IACLE announces Ophtecs as a new sponsor
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) has a new Bronze Sponsor – Ophtecs Corporation, a contact lens care solution manufacturer based in Japan.
IACLE President Professor Philip Morgan welcomed the Association’s new sponsor, saying, ‘It’s fantastic news for IACLE and our members that we welcome Ophtecs as a new sponsor. The sponsors are an integral part of IACLE activity, and the Executive Board regularly speak with our sponsor colleagues to update them on our work, and to discuss issues facing our members. With this in mind, we look forward to working with our colleagues at Ophtecs and all our sponsors to continue our work towards IACLE’s mission of developing outstanding contact lens educators.’
Founded in 1981, Ophtecs aims to provide comfortable lens wear for all types of contact lens wearers. This has led to the company developing unique and innovative contact lens care solutions which are distributed in over 15 countries. The company’s corporate mission is to ‘Contribute to the Global Ophthalmic Field’ and they continue to develop new products by having the care for contact lens wearers at heart.
CEO and President of Ophtecs Joe Yoneda commented, ‘We are very excited to be a part of IACLE’s activities and we look forward to working closely with the Association.’
CTO and Executive Director Mr Fumio Saito said, ‘We are happy and honoured to be a part of this worldwide organization. We are looking forward to working with IACLE and its members for a long time.’ IACLE Vice President Dr Shehzad Naroo also said, ‘IACLE is very pleased to announce our new sponsor. Ophtecs are a provider of contact lens care products based in Japan with a global reach. This comes at an exciting time for IACLE as we start our plans to grow our membership and develop more educational resources. Partnerships like this are the key to our success.’
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
- Click here for more details on IACLE’s sponsors.
- Dr Shehzad Naroo is Reader at Aston University in Birmingham, UK.
- Professor Philip Morgan is Head of Optometry at University of Manchester, UK.
Information on all IACLE activities and membership is available at www.iacle.org
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 731 active members in 74 countries (as of December 2020) and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators. IACLE is supported by leading global contact lens manufacturers: Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb and Ophtecs and Donor Sponsor Euclid.
Founded in 1981, Ophtecs aspires to contribute to the comfortable contact lens wear for all types of wearers. This desire has driven the company to develop unique and innovative contact lens care solutions, distributed in over 15 countries. Ophtecs’ corporate mission is to ‘Contribute to the Global Ophthalmic Field’. To achieve this, they open their doors to the global market and continue to research and develop new products by having the care for contact lens wearers at heart. Ophtecs is the only company in Japan with a specialized research and development facility for contact lens care products. Their well-equipped team is continuously researching the disinfection and the cleaning of contact lenses. The company’s R&D department collects feedback from the market and passes it onto the product development team to meet the needs of consumers. They also work closely with ophthalmologists in various research areas. Different products are designed and developed, from contact lens care products to improve eye health to products such as OTC and pharmaceutical eye drops. Ophtecs have created evolutionary products – they developed the world’s first contact lens care products using Povidone Iodine. Ophtecs develops, manufactures and sells all products lines at their own factories.